I LOVE this story by Tedd Arnold! Parts is a super cute book about a little boy who believes he is falling apart. He finds fuzz in his belly button and thinks his stuffing is coming out, a booger falls out of his nose and he thinks his brain is falling out, and other gross and silly things happen to him. I love reading this to my students the first week of school because it is funny, but also great to use to teach summarizing.
In my class I use "somebody, wanted, but, so, then" to teach my students how to summarize a story. I read Parts aloud and together we summarize the story.
Somebody: the little boy
Wanted: to know why he was falling apart
But: he couldn't understand why things kept falling off his body
So: he asked his parents what was happening
Then: his parents told him everything was normal
Our summary: A little boy wanted to know why his body was falling apart, but he couldn't figure out what was happening to him. So, he asked his parents why is stuffing was coming out and why he was loosing teeth. Then his parents told him that it was normal for hair and teeth to fall out.
To teach summarizing I use this sheet and it is now a permenant FREEBIE in my TpT Store! You may also want to use this freebie to summarize the sequials to Parts.
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